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Aung Zaw Aye


U Aung Zaw Aye


Shan State chief minister since February 2023; former Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations No. 2 of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw)

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Lieutenant General Aung Zaw Aye is Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations No. 2 of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). In a military attack on 24 December 2021 near Moso village in Phruso township, Karenni (Kayah) State, at least 35 persons were killed, among them civilians, children and two humanitarian aid workers of the NGO Save the Chi...

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(Date of UN designation: 2022-02-21)

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Restrictive measures in view of the situation in Myanmar/Burma


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Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

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- All assets of the persons and entities listed in Annexes IV of Council Regulation (EU) 401/2013 should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. The list of persons and entities concerned is included in the Financial Sanctions Database (linked). - Member States shall enforce travel rest...

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In view of the absence of progress towards democratization and of the violation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma, on 28 October 1996, the EU reaffirmed the restrictive measures already in place, which included an arms embargo, and introduced additional ones, such as travel restrictions and the suspension of high-level bilateral governmental visits ...

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